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Old 12-07-2013, 10:52 AM
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varmint scope suggestions

Just picked up a .17 varmint rifle. I want to use it for ground hogs here in Pa. and prairie dogs in the west. I am looking for the best bang for the buck when it comes to optics for the rifle. Two years ago I was in SD and was using a Tasco scope that went to 24x. To tell ya the truth I never put it over about 14x. This was on a .223. I have used a center point on another .17 and found it pretty good. Anyway for the ranges I will be shooting with the .17HMR what would be some good options for my new varmint rifle?


thanks for the help

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Weaver V16 is an excellent choice/

Weaver V-16 4-16x42mm Adjustable Objective Rifle Scope FREE S&H 849410, 849408, 849409, 849414, 849407. Weaver Rifle Scopes.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:13 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

I have a Leupold VXIII 6.5-20x50. Get it with the "varmint retical" very helpful for known ranges. Zeroed at 200, I have crosshairs out to 500 with 10 and 20 mph wind points. Love it on my vamint rifle.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:04 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Found this if your interested




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Old 12-10-2013, 12:43 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Thanks guys I'll check them out. Always interested in info.

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Old 12-10-2013, 06:27 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

I highly recommend the Nikon Buckmaster series. Specifically the 3-9x40 BDC. Great scopes right around the $200 mark. If you want a little more or a little less the Nikon monarch and prostaff scopes give you a lot at their respective price points and are available in various powers and reticles.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:15 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Has anyone tried one of the Mueller scopes? I have them on a couple of rifles but not on a varmint rifle. Just wondering what your thoughts may be on their scopes?
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